MSNBC hardball host Chris Matthews was at it again on Friday night when at the beginning of his program he mentioned the just announced appointment of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) to the Intelligence Committee.

Matthews: Gentlemen, before we proceed I just one of those flash news flashes that I have to report immediately upon getting it.  Congresswomen Michele Bachmann of Minnesota has been named to the Intelligence Committee (laughing) What genius Howard thought this was the perfect match? (still laughing)

Howard Fineman: Uh, I have no comeback.  That speaks for itself.

This is how Matthews deals with politicians especially ones of the conservative persuasion that get under his skin is to make light of them as a way to denigrate their ability.

For Bachmann she shouldn’t be offended by this slight but should wear it as a badge of honor that Matthews is irked enough to recognize her.  It’s almost as good as being named Olbermann’s Worst Person in the World.